Wenge and Paduak Jewelry Box

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Project by palaswood posted 02-02-2016 07:19 PM 2006 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is made of solid Wenge with a Paduak lid, framed with Wenge. It is finished with clear shellac.
This was my first time using a full mortise box lock, and the first time installing quadrant hinges, and I learned a lot.

The tray inside is made of reclaimed quartersawn oak, but not sure what kind. Its almost got a maroon color to it.

The tray rests on two sycamore rails, and is lined with suede with a patch of gray sheepskin.

I took the pics of the tray before I cleaned them up with a final sanding, so there is a bit of glue smudged on them still in the pics. I learned that using spray adhesive can be messy. Next time if using it, I would mask the box sides with tape. Oh well :)

The box went to my girlfriends mom for a late Christmas gift. She adored it.

Thanks for lookin!

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#1 posted 02-02-2016 07:34 PM

That wood is beautiful. But of course, it’s your work that brings out that beauty. Well done!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#2 posted 02-02-2016 09:31 PM

Very beautiful combination. Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-02-2016 10:43 PM

Wow! Super elegant.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-02-2016 11:14 PM

Great work and lovely wood

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-03-2016 12:11 AM

Very nice, hard to tell it is firsts, great.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-03-2016 12:55 AM

Love the contrast in this one! I also like your full-mortise lock, and the quadrant hinges—they make the box even more elegant!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 03:56 AM

Nice box. Paduak is something to look at once its finished.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 04:49 PM

This is a beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 08:38 PM

Purdy palas. Nice work!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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